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Theophanes (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with medallion. Inscription : ̣̅Θυ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

θκ̅ε
ΟΗΘΕΙ
ΤΣΔ
ΛΘΕΟ
..ΝΙ 

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεο[φά]νι

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with medallion. Inscription : ̣̅Θυ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

θκ̅ε
ΟΗΘΕΙ
ΤΣΔ
ΛΘΕΟ
..ΝΙ 

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεο[φά]νι

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2785
Diameter 17.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοφάνι.

Theotokos, help your servant Theophanes.